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Marion Cotillard thinks 9/11, lunar trips faked



Tbdmarioncotillard030408 Just when we were warming up to the idea of a foreign actress winning best actress for a movie only in Tampa Bay theaters for about 10 minutes, Marion Cotillard had to open her big yap and say something completely stupid.

The Daily Mail points out the 32-year-old French actress went off about how Sept. 11 and the moon landings were faked in an interview for French show Paris Première — Paris Dernière.

“I think we’re lied to about a number of things,” she said, claiming the U.S. government often makes up stories for political reasons. “We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? They (sic) was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there (in New York), in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”

And why make up a story about such a thing? “It (the World Trade Center) was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them.”

That makes perfect sense, doesn’t? Kill thousands of people, spark economic upheaval and lay the foundation for a protracted land war in exchange for some demolition work? Sure, why not.

But that’s not all. Cotillard has watched enough National Geographic to know the Apollo missions were likely done in a TV studio. “Did a man really walk on the Moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.”

The hilarious part of this tripe? She actually said it a year ago, long before getting famous in the States for playing Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, but the interview was just rebroadcast on a French Web site. Now that people actually listen to her, she may have just found it’ll be harder to get work in the States.

[Photo: Why are the pretty ones always so dumb? Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:36am]


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